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Remote start noise - gone

Poor old Dad

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Thought I'd post this as general info.

The last few times I've remote started my car (usually only gets started a couple of times per week) there's been a metallic squeal which I thought might have been a pinion gear incorrectly disengaging.

Today I remote started it and got an on dash "change battery in remote" message.

Turned car off, went inside and grabbed spare remote, started (remotely) - no squeal.

Did it again - no squeal.

Tried with other remote - squeal.

Replaced battery in original remote, started remotely - no squeal.

No idea how or why but it's fixed.

Might save someone a trip to dealer/mechanic.
 

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Thought I'd post this as general info.

The last few times I've remote started my car (usually only gets started a couple of times per week) there's been a metallic squeal which I thought might have been a pinion gear incorrectly disengaging.

Today I remote started it and got an on dash "change battery in remote" message.

Turned car off, went inside and grabbed spare remote, started (remotely) - no squeal.

Did it again - no squeal.

Tried with other remote - squeal.

Replaced battery in original remote, started remotely - no squeal.

No idea how or why but it's fixed.

Might save someone a trip to dealer/mechanic.
Were you holding the remote against the side of your head at the same time as you pushed the buttons on the remote?
This is supposed to increase the strength of the remote. Why your head, I don't know.
Maybe this is just a random musing.
 

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Were you holding the remote against the side of your head at the same time as you pushed the buttons on the remote?
This is supposed to increase the strength of the remote. Why your head, I don't know.
Maybe this is just a random musing.
This is true. Works a treat
 
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Were you holding the remote against the side of your head at the same time as you pushed the buttons on the remote?
This is supposed to increase the strength of the remote. Why your head, I don't know.
Maybe this is just a random musing.
Doesn't explain the squeal.
 
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